- 1992 NBA Playoffs
NBA Playoffswas the postseason tournament following the National Basketball Association's 1991-1992 season. The tournament concluded with the Eastern Conference champion Chicago Bullswinning their second consecutive NBA championship by defeating the Western Conference champion Portland Trail Blazersfour games to two. Bulls superstar Michael Jordanwon his second NBA Finals MVPaward.
The Trail Blazers won their second Western Conference title in the past three years, third overall in franchise history, behind the leadership of
Utah Jazzmade it to the Western Conference finals for the first time in their 17-year franchise history. They would return in 1994 and 1996 before finally breaking through to the NBA Finalsin 1997 and 1998.
Miami Heatbecame the first of the 1988 and '89 expansion teams (the Orlando Magic, Minnesota Timberwolvesand Charlotte Hornetswere the other three) to make the playoffs, though they were swept in the first round by the Bulls. In 2006 the Heat would become the first of these teams to win the NBA championship.
Los Angeles Clippersmade it to the playoffs for the first time since 1976, when they were the Buffalo Braves.
* [http://www.basketball-reference.com/playoffs/NBA_1992.html Basketball-Reference's 1992 Playoffs page]
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